John Hughes

Dr John Hughes

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2016


An independent producer, writer and director for film, television and online media, John Hughes is a highly regarded figure in Australian cinema and has undertaken work engaged with Australian cultural and political history over a number of decades. Working primarily in documentary, Hughes has won many national and international awards. His recent independent essay documentaries as producer, writer-director include: ‘Trespass’ (Adelaide Film Festival, 2015), ‘Love & Fury’ (ABC, 2013), ‘Indonesia Calling’ (ABC, 2009) and ‘The Archive Project’ (ABC, 2006). His video and film work has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, ARC Art Museum Paris, Biennale of Sydney, Ewing Gallery, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. His feature drama ‘What I Have Written’ (from John A. Scott’s novel) was invited into completion in the 46th Berlin International Film Festival, the Stockholm Film Festival and won Best Film, MystFest in 1996.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.